Skifta Brings DLNA Streaming to iOS Devices for Free

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If you don’t have an Apple TV, but other connected devices like home theaters or DVD players or even game consoles, then you’ve probably come across DNLA. DLNA is the alternative to AirPlay that everyone else in the tech world uses and it’s pretty frustrating that Apple devices just won’t play ball (easily) with DLNA. Qualcomm Atheros wants to change that with Skifta as free iOS app that lets your iDevice connect and stream to DLNA/UPnP devices on your network.

I’ll have to reconnect my home theater to the network to test this out, but if the description and early reviews match this:

Description

Skifta for iOS is a software app that combines media shifting with DLNA/UPnP and lets you play your digital music, photos and videos on connected devices anywhere – no wires, no downloading. Control digital media on your phone, from the Internet, or remotely from home, and stream it over WiFi to your TV, PS3 or stereo. Check out more at www.skifta.com.

DescriptionSkifta for iOS is a software app that combines media shifting with DLNA/UPnP and lets you play your digital music, photos and videos on connected devices anywhere – no wires, no downloading. Control digital media on your phone, from the Internet, or remotely from home, and stream it over WiFi to your TV, PS3 or stereo. Check out more at www.skifta.com.

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The promo video looks promising as well:

I’m interested in the whole from “the cloud or computer” aspect to this system. There are installers for Windows, Mac, and Linux on the Skifta site, so it could be worth a shot. Sure beats copying files to a USB stick to put on my home theater.

We’ll give it a shot and see how it fairs…

HT: Cult of Mac.

App Store Link.

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